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Planning Performance Statistics, 2015/16, Q3

Planning Performance Statistics, 2015/16, Q3

Thursday, April 7, 2016

ISBN: 9781786522160

This report presents the latest summary statistics on planning decision-making and timescales for October to December 2015 (Quarter 3), as well as historic data going back to quarter one of 2012/13. It is based on data collected by the Scottish Government from Local and Planning Authorities as part of the Planning Performance Framework (introduced in 2012).

Executive Summary

For the third quarter from October to December 2015 the overall average decision time for local developments was 9.7 weeks, similar to the previous quarter (9.6 weeks). There is an improvement of more than 3 days when compared to quarter three in 2014/15 (10.2 weeks), and when compared to the equivalent quarter in 2013/14 (10.7 weeks) the improvement is one week.

There were a total of 76 major applications decided during the third quarter of 2015/16 and the average decision time was 32.7 weeks, more than four and a half weeks slower than the previous quarter (28.1 weeks) but almost 12 weeks quicker when compared to the equivalent quarter in 2014/15 (44.5 weeks).